Dr. Carrie Schlachter, VMD, DACVSMR

Carrie Schlachter, VMD, has over 30 years of horse experience and 12 years of clinical experience in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. Her interest in equine rehabilitation was sparked when her junior equitation horse fell and broke his pelvis. During the four months he marked time on stall rest, she realized there had to be a better and more effective way of rehabbing these great athletes.

During veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, ‘Dr. Carrie’ honed her interest in sports medicine, ultimately receiving the Charles F. Reid Clinical Excellence Award in Sports Medicine and Imaging. Since graduation she has pursued numerous educational opportunities in all facets of equine diagnostics and rehabilitation. Her determined pursuit of a ‘better’ way led her to partner her sports medicine practice with Circle Oak Equine Rehabilitation and develop one of USA’s leading equine rehabilitation centers. Under her direction, Circle Oak focuses on the ‘whole horse’ and and aims,
above all, to determine the root cause of each presented problem. Circle Oak also offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, including a HydroHorse underwater treadmill . Dr Schlachter is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Carrie enjoys teaching others what she has had the fortune to learn and experience. She has developed and provided substantive education programs for horse owners and professionals throughout her career. She is an invited speaker and instructor internationally on imaging and sports medicine topics to veterinary and equine professional audiences. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse ‘Ted’ and is expecting to reenter the competitive jumping world this year.

Dr. Carrie has recently partnered with multi-Olympic veterinarian Dr. Jack Snyder and diagnostic imaging specialist Dr. Sarah Puchalski, as Circle Oak develops into a world-class referral and rehabilitation center. Her goal is to continue to advance and improve the diagnostics and treatment for sport horses, to enrich, improve and extend their careers and performance.